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Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Expedia Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 17385.74. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Expedia Inc. is 115.99 (with a change from open of 2.18%), this in conjunction with a target price of 133.67. Volume today has so far reached 3446000, with an average volume of about 2010.48. The GAP for this stock, is 0.37%.

The P/E ratio is 76.61, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.76. The current EPS for Expedia Inc., is 1.51, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 90.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.05%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Expedia Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 32.54% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 28.14%. Quarter over quarter is -93.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 32.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 22.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 17.10%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.60% and institutional ownership is 92.00%. Shares outstanding is 149.89, while shares float is at a value of 120.15. Float short for Expedia Inc. is 12.45% and the short ratio is 7.44.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.76, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.76. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 80.90% and their operating margin is 3.90%. The profit margin is 2.50%.

Expedia Inc. has seen returns on assets of 1.30%, and on investment, 8.90%. Return on equity is 4.80%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.72. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.25, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.13 and Price/cash is 7.45, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 29.01.

The simple moving averages are 2.48% and 5.28% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -16.73% and the 52 week low is 32.10%.

Expedia Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.90%, with a current price of 115.99. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 60.90%. This is in an industry, Lodging, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Expedia Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Lodging industry means that Expedia Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 7.38%, with performance for the month coming to 5.64%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 11.59%, and for the half year the performance is 2.63%. Volatility for this week is 2.00% and for the month this is 2.13%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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